LOETZ, FABULOUS BLUE WELLENOPTISCH OCEANIK CABINET VASE
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For Sale I have a Beautiful Vase made by Loetz of Bohemia which is now modern day Czechoslovakia. The Pattern is called "Wellenoptisch Oceanik" and it is done in the most sought after Blue Iridescent Color.
The Vase Displays a wonderful Peacock Blue Iridescence on top of a Green Base Glass with accents of Gold Iridescence at the top. The Vase has a Tri-Fold Rolled Top Edge with Waves Running Vertical in one View and Descending in another. This gives this piece that optical illusion of real Ocean Waves. Thus the name "Optisch Oceanik" which translates into "Optical Ocean". The Texture in the Glass reminds me of L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile's "Cypriote" Glass.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The piece is unsigned but it displays a very nice Counter Sunk Polished Pontil. This is the mark of quality Art Glass and many of Loetz's Contemporaries of the day like Steuben's Aurene, Tiffany's Favrile, Quezal and Durand finished their vases in the same manner. This means that the Vase was Blown from the bottom and the Pontil Scar was Polished smooth so the vase would sit evenly and the appearance was that of a Quality finished Piece of Art Glass.
This Pattern can be documented on the "loetz.com" website under "Decors". This is probably the Nicest example of this Pattern Shape and Iridescence I have ever owned by Loetz. This piece was made Circa 1902-1905, early in Loetz's Art Nouveau Period of Blowing Art glass.
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- Width: 2.75 inches
- Height: 3.88 inches
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- Weight: 0 pound
- ART NOUVEAU